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Post by bartdezwaan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:23 pm

I am thinking about buying some cheap DT lines for training carry.
Is there a reason to not buy cheap ones? You would think the taper’s are much alike.

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Post by Neil Owens » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:14 pm

I tried e-bay £5.99 lines last year and they cracked up pretty quickly so I had to replace them often. They worked out about the same price overall as a Barrio line except the Barrio line casts better and is lasting longer. And that's at my level of ability.

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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:40 pm

The Chinese ones that I have dont have a cracking problem but they do feel sightly rough. Also the are a soft coating - probably not the best for training. However they are manufactured genuinely to weight! Yay :D

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Post by guest » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:25 am

I’ve been using one of these for some time with no problems:

http://fishskb.co.uk/index.php?route=pr ... uct_id=579
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Post by bartdezwaan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:00 pm

Thanks for the input.

@Vince. That looks like an excellent line and color.
Do you know how long it is and if it is approx. conform AFTMA?

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Post by guest » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:50 pm

Mine does but I'm aware of the odd hiccup. They are a good bunch of guys, if you ask them they will check yours before they send it.

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Post by jarmo » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:56 pm

guest wrote:I’ve been using one of these for some time with no problems:

http://fishskb.co.uk/index.php?route=pr ... uct_id=579
I snooze, I lose. They seem to be gone now. I could only find hi viz WFs on their site and (regular viz) DTs up to 5wt. Would have wanted a 6wt.

Furthermore, Barrio seems to be out of stock when it comes to DTs.

(Fly lines cost quite a bit these days.)

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Post by bartdezwaan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:25 pm

Hi Jarmo,

I bought a couple on Ali express.
They arrived today, after 2 months.
They cost around 7euros a piece.

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Post by jarmo » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:37 pm

bartdezwaan wrote:I bought a couple on Ali express.
They arrived today, after 2 months.
They cost around 7euros a piece.
Greetings Bart.

That is cheap indeed but on the slow side now that I am late of the bus anyway.

Still, let us know how you find them. And thanks for the tip.

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